Tonight Charlotte read all of the text from our devotional reading. I’m thankful that she’s volunteering to read to us, when we used to have to practically bribe her to do so. She used to get frustrated when she encountered words she didn’t know and would want to quit, but she is learning to keep going. She reads out road signs and signs in stores and likes to read stories to Ava. Much to my delight, she asked for chapter books for Christmas. I have loved seeing her grow more confident in her reading and hope that one day soon she will be hunkered down in her room, her nose buried in a book. I spent many a day like that in my childhood and am all the better for it. She loves stories, and I hope she carries that love with her for the rest of her life.